What Is Going On In Brazil?
When Americans think of Brazil, they have soccer and carnival – and more recently, the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics in their minds. We don’t think about massive and sustained protests all across this country and about the people who are struggling with great poverty and corruption. Protesters have gathered to oppose a number of issues, including government corruption, taxes, poor quality services, and now police brutality and the FIFA World Cup.
Almost as amazing as the protests themselves has been their abject lack of coverage in world media. The protests in Brazil have gone largely unmentioned.